I’m always looking for new music to listen really. Sometimes you are fed up with everything that’s on the radio or in my case; I don’t do radio music. I want to control what I listen to. I’ve been feeling out of touch with music. It’s not that I don’t listen to any music, but I feel like I’m just listening and not exploring anymore.
Coming to this realisation I don’t have to find new music per se. Sometimes it’s brilliant to re-find some music you have listened to in the past. I re-found a music album I’ve listened to with great pleasure: Beastie Boys’ Check Your Head.
First of all, I just want to tell you all that I’m a fan of hiphop. But I mean not that shite that’s being made right now mate. It’s a disgrace to hear the music some selfproclaimed hiphop artist make. Nah, I’m not having it.
Hiphop for me has to be with instruments. A good drum. A decent guitar. That’s what it ‘s all about. That’s is music and I think everyone can appreciate music in it’s purest form. If there isn’t any instruments, you might as well tell poems.
Beastie Boys eh? It’s not exactly my time. Well their time was before my time, d’ya know what I mean? I love them. I first listened to them in Social studies class and I will never forget that. Listening to it with a mate, each having one earphone in and jamming to the beat. I also won’t forget it, as I was removed for the class for some reasons haha.
But from then on I was really gone, because I couldn’t stop listening really and I was really intrigued by the Beastie Boys. I still am.
For those who have no clue who they are:
Beastie Boys was formed in 1980 and was first formed as Punkrock band. Later they transformed into the Hip Hop scene, where the were a new face. They were the first all white hip hop group out there and did change the whole scene. They got bigger when Madonna chose them to perform as her supporting act.
Check Your HeadThis album is just on another level to be honest. I don’t know exactly how put my words, but this album is not completely hip hop. It’s so much more, there are loads of different music styles on it. It’s a piece of Art. No really. It’s so different, when I listen to it, I just feel the artists at work. Doing something that hadn’t been done before and something people will remember for the rest of their lives.
It’s such a good mix of rock, hip hop, punk and pop. IT’S AMAZING MATES.
Listening to this album always makes me feel more creative, innovative, passionate, inspired and motivated. I’m listening to it again and a lot of ideas for my novel are popping up, but also some new directions I might want to try for my blog. I love it when music elevates you to higher heights.
I recommend this. Listen it. Now. It will absolutely blow your music minds, especially if you are into Hip Hop.